California Gov Candidate Meg Whitman Holds Political Donation Record At $119 Million

RedTracker| Republican candidate for California governor Meg Whitman, shown here with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice who has endorsed her, now holds the record for the most money donated to a candidate in a politican election at $119 million.

In writing another $15 million check to her campaign, Whitman surpassed New York City major Michael Bloomberg who spent $109 million on his 2009 reelection bid.

Whitman is involved in a new controversy in California, refusing to pull an ad of Bill Clinton telling Jerry Brown that he had raised taxes as former governor of California, 1975 to 1983.

The current California State Department of Finance says that the claim is false.

According to Department of Finance data available in 1992, total state taxes when Brown took office were $7.03 per every $100 in income. He left office in January 1983, so his last budget covered the 1982-83 fiscal year. Taxes then were $6.83 per every $100 in income. via LA Times

Meg Whitman’s campaign says they have no intention of pulling the ad.